Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

File - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. With the Warriors set to open training camp Tuesday, Sept. 30, Kerr is counting on his work this offseason to pay off in practice. He has traveled the globe since being hired to replace coach Mark Jackson in May, believing all along that building personal relationships with players would wash away any uneasiness some had from his popular predecessor’s firing. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr’s office last week and couldn’t stop staring at the walls.

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Giants beat Padres 9-3, gear up for wild-card game

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik (12) and Gary Brown, right, congratulate each other after scoring on a Joaquin Arias double against the San Diego Padres during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey and Adam Duvall homered, and the San Francisco Giants geared up for the NL wild-card game by beating the San Diego Padres 9-3 in the regular-season finale Sunday.

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